Blog Tour ~ Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols ~ Review (by Jaime!) and Giveaway!



By Amy K. Nichols
Published on December 9, 2014
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body - his own, but different. Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee - a girl who'd rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom--may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she's only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there's something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension... a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.
 



My Thoughts

 I am a happy book lover lately. Not that I'm ever unhappy to be a book lover, but slumps happen, bad books in a row happen, and it can get very frustrating. Lately, with one exception, I have been having great luck. Thankfully, that streak continues with Now That You're Here. Hence, I am a happy book lover! 

 Eve Solomon and her best bud Warren are physics geeks. the search for geocache's, they talk physics and Star Wars and Elvish and Clingon. After school and weekends, they hang out with Mac, the physics teacher at their school, and talk physics and help him with welding projects. They live in Phoenix, Arizona. Danny Ogden is a street artist, working for Red December with his best friend Germ.  Danny went to an art exhibit and was kissed by Eevee. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

 One day in class, Eevee is startled when Danny bolts upright in his seat and gasps for air. He looks at her, startled, before running out of the classroom. That night, he winds up at Eevee's house, broken and bruised, begging for help because she is the only person he knows. What he tells her makes her think he is a lunatic, but then.... something is different about Danny. Could he be telling her the truth?

 Now That You're Here is told in alternating POV's, Danny and Eve. Eve and Warren are trying to figure out how to get Danny home. But is that really what Danny wants? Or Eve? Does it really matter what either of them want?

 This was such a fascinating story. I loved the physics lessons, and the geekery in the story. It made me smile every time Warren pulled out the Spock. It was interesting to watch Danny try to make this alternate Danny's life his own, and maybe make it better for him. I loved watching Eve and Danny getting to know each other, and seeing that friendship turn into the sweetest of romances. And it broke my heart knowing that their hearts might very well be broken. Now That You're Here was a fast-paced thrill, with seriously wonderful characters who were relate-able; who I rooted for from page one. The science was interesting and not too advanced so that everyone can understand what is happening, and what is being said. The romance was sweet and honest, and one that I can easily root for. Never once did I feel myself getting bored. As a matter of fact, I had to make myself put the book down to get something to eat or run errands. And as soon as possible, the book was back in my hands.

 I loved this story of parallel worlds, parallel people. The writing was fantastic and flowed beautifully. The world-building, while maybe a little sparse, was still done extremely well. The POV switches were done perfectly. I never once had a hard time identifying who was speaking. This story was wonderful, and I loved every minute. I hope to see news about a sequel soon! The ending was heartbreaking, but perfect as the set-up for a sequel! I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone!

Quotes

" These guys are hairy and rude and they stink. I wouldn't be surprised if they started picking mites off each other and eating them" ~ Location 905, Kindle 

"She flies the last few feet, falls against me, and before I can even catch my breath, my arms are full of awesome. 'I've got you.' My arms squeeze her tight as I kiss her face and hair. 'I thought you were gone.' Her cries echo off the overpass walls. 'I thought I was, too.' I look into her eyes. 'Don't let me go. Please. Don't. Let me. Go.' Then my mouth is on hers and her lips taste like saltwater tears." ~ Location 2631-2635, Kindle 

About the Author

Amy K. Nichols lives on the edge of the Phoenix desert with her husband and children. In the evenings, she enjoys sitting outside, counting bats and naming stars. Sometimes she names the bats. NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE is her first novel. Visit her online at amyknichols.com.




Giveaway

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

12/1/2014- Reading YA RocksGuest Post

12/2/2014- Fiction FareReview 

12/3/2014- Xpresso ReadsInterview

12/4/2014- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

                                                12/5/2014- Please Feed the BookwormReview                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Week Two:

12/8/2014- Page Turners BlogInterview

12/9/2014- Once Upon a TwilightReview

12/10/2014The Cover ContessaInterview

12/11/2014The Best Books EverReview

12/12/2014Me, My Shelf and I- Guest Post

2 comments:

  1. I seriously love it when I stumble upon geekery in a book!

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  2. (Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter)
    Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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